In January, 1989, I suffered a serious knee injury. I was devastated. I didn’t know how this would affect my life. In 1990, I accepted Christ, and He took my injury and made it a part of His plan for my life. It became clear to me that God wanted me to become a physical therapist. God had given me compassion for others enduring pain through my own injury. All I could think about was helping others. My family and friends were very supportive of my decision to follow God’s leading in my life.
Once I accepted God’s calling into physical therapy, many details fell into place. I was motivated to make good grades in order to be accepted into physical therapy school. I found a job in a therapy clinic to give me experience. I was accepted into therapy school on the first application, and classes were rather easy for me. Once I graduated, I was able to gain valuable experience in the field, and finally the call came for me to open my clinic. I have been able to help hundreds of people through this ministry over the course of 9 ½ years. Not every day is easy, but most are because I enjoy speaking with people.
I am able to see up to thirty people per day and have conversations with all of them. I do not preach to them, but I am available to answer any questions they might have. I know that I am no better than anyone else who comes in my clinic. I am simply a tool for God to use as He addresses their needs. When people come to me, they are usually in moderate to severe pain. It is difficult for them to understand why God has allowed their injury. While teaching them about their injury and its care, I try to live as Christ before them. I have seen God work through me to relieve physical and spiritual pain.
To those just beginning to explore God’s call on their lives, I give the following advice; seek God with all your heart, and He will guide you in everything. Seek the advice of people that are trustworthy and more experienced than you. Have a group of friends that will hold you accountable.